Hamas is under pressure twice over, from both the worsening domestic situation in the Strip and the militant organization potentially losing its main threat against Israel.23:32 03.05.16 | 0 comments
I was denied entry in 2002 for 'security' reasons. I tried hard at the time to get a meaningful explanation from the security people - mostly teenagers - at Ben Gurion airport. None was forthcoming. I am a 53 year old primary care physician. a father of two teenagers. I suspect that my crime was that I told that I came to work as a volunteer for the Palestine Red Crescent Society. I had a suitcase full of medical books and the latest edition of the Advanced Trauma Life Support course for doctors published by the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma. I am an ATLS provider and my aim was simply to teach ATLS skills to Palestinian medical students and ambulance paramedics. I tried again in 2003 and this time there was no problem as there was no problem in the following years. It tells you something about the consistency of Israel's 'security' policy.